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MPAA Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief violence and innuendo

Sex & Nudity

  • Some sensual dancing and minor kissing throughout.

Violence & Gore

  • A man shoves a young man, they fight with punches and shoving, one of them pulls a gun and the other runs away.
  • A security guard grabs a young man and pins him to the floor.
  • A young man breaks the window of a building, and with two others he climbs into the building and breaks up a decorated stage.
  • A young man tries to pick a fight with another young man.
  • A young man and a young woman argue and yell at each other.
  • Three young men steal cars and sell them to another man.
  • A boy tries to steal a car, an alarm sounds, and he is startled and runs away.
  • A young man sprains his ankle during dance practice and we see him bandaged and on crutches.
  • A young woman auditions young men for a dance partner position, she attempts to jump for them to catch her and they move out of the way or drop her repeatedly (no one is injured).


  • 1 sexual reference, 5 scatological terms, 15 mild obscenities and 2 religious exclamations.
  • Name calling (loser.)

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man drinks beer in a few scenes and it is implied that he drinks heavily.
  • We see people holding beverages that could be alcohol in a few party scenes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Scenes with main characters in stolen cars.


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Violence & Gore

  • A boy is shot three times in the chest: he lies on the street, we see blood on his shirt and we see people grieving at his funeral.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • One young boy dies after getting shot by a gang member in a drive by shooting. Very intense and very sad.

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